Facing mortality

People seem to think that everything goes back to normal for you after you nearly die. They act like it’s done now, it’s in the past, you’re here and alive and so everything is good, life goes on. ‘I’m so glad you’re ok now!’ they say. Those words echo in my mind – am IContinue reading “Facing mortality”

It takes a village

‘It takes a village to raise a child’. I feel the truth, and sometimes pain of this a lot.  I’m definitely feeling the loss of my village. I think really I’m feeling the loss of having a partner with me, a person that I’m supposed to be sharing this wildly unknown, emotional, difficult new journeyContinue reading “It takes a village”

Just when I thought things were back to normal… ish

When lockdown started I had barely gotten out of hospital after having a baby. Then, I had major surgery for a burst ulcer when my daughter was 2.5 weeks old. So, as you can imagine, I honestly didn’t even notice lockdown all that much at first. Recovery time for having a baby, plus for majorContinue reading “Just when I thought things were back to normal… ish”

Adapting to co-parenting

Staying friends with your ex partner for the sake of a child. In my experience (and I imagine for many) this is one of the hardest things to do.  Unless you both just miraculously fall out of love with each other but still want to be around each other (ha), there are likely going to be someContinue reading “Adapting to co-parenting”

Parenting in a pandemic

This past week I hit a few bumps in my parenting road. Lockdown is definitely partly to blame, but also I’ve just been feeling the sheer exhaustion that is parenthood. I’ve hit a point where my energy is pretty consistently low, which isn’t a surprise really, being a single Mum to an almost 5 monthContinue reading “Parenting in a pandemic”

With thanks to Ol’ Covid

So, in March I had my baby. I had a very traumatic pregnancy and birth, and nearly died in childbirth (all of which probably contributed to what happened next). I’m a single Mum, just to add to my stresses.  Fast forward 2.5 weeks. 11:30pm I wake up in sheer agony. I’m talking 10 times worseContinue reading “With thanks to Ol’ Covid”

Obligatory introductory post… (well, that’s a mouthful)

I suppose that if I’m going to start writing a blog, I really ought to write an introductory post! This is my first time writing a blog. It was a slightly spur of the moment idea but one that has periodically popped into my head plenty, only this time I decided to take the leap.Continue reading “Obligatory introductory post… (well, that’s a mouthful)”